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Caroline Paillou


“The most important part of my job is to understand the client’s specific business and goals. Good lawyering is not one size fits all.”          


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri


J.D., Washington University School of Law, Dean’s List, cum laude, 2014

B.A., English and Communication, Truman State University, magna cum laude, 2011


Caroline Paillou’s practice spans a wide range of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. She guides clients through all phases of litigation, including pre-dispute investigations, pleadings, discovery and motions practice, alternative dispute resolution and trials.

Caroline also regularly assists clients in the financial services industry, including broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and wealth management professionals. She routinely represents firms and individuals in litigation, FINRA arbitrations and in SEC, FINRA and state regulatory investigations. Caroline has a particular focus in interpreting and enforcing non-competes and other restrictive covenant agreements and with trade secret litigation.

Prior to joining Greensfelder as an associate in 2015, Caroline worked at a midsize Kansas City law firm, where she counseled closely held businesses and represented clients in a variety of industries, including health care, transportation, food and hospitality, and professional sports.

Since joining the firm, Caroline has served as a five-year chair of the firm’s holiday gift drive supporting the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Motion for Kids event. Caroline served a two-year term on Greensfelder’s Associates Committee and is a member of the firm’s Equity, Retention and Advancement group, well-being advisory group and is a former associate and summer associate mentor.

While attending law school at Washington University, Caroline served as an editor for the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and was an extern for the Honorable Judge Catherine Perry in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She also chaired the Environmental Moot Court Competition board and was admitted to the Order of Barristers.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Honors Scholar Award (2013-2014)
  • Scholar in Law Award, Washington University
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022-2023

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